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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways dog

Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? No
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes

Qatar Airways will not allow your dog, cat or other animal to travel in the cabin of the aircraft with the exception of medically certified service and emotional support animals (on certain flights) and falcons. There is a limit of one pet per passenger in the cabin.


Service dogs, emotional support, or psychiatric service dogs can travel free of charge in the cabin only on Qatar Airways flights to or from Australia, Brazil, Canada, EU, Georgia, India, Norway, Switzerland and the USA.

On all other flights, service dogs, emotional support or psychiatric service dogs may travel free of charge as checked baggage. For the flights to and from the U.S., if a customer has two or more service dogs then Qatar Airways shall make every reasonable effort to accommodate the service dogs within the passenger cabin.

Notification must be provided at least 48 hours before departure. Certification from a licensed mental health professional is required. The certificate must be signed and on the letterhead of the professional and not older than one year from the date of the scheduled flight.

If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Qatar Airways may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on airline pet travel in cargo.

There is no limit as to the number of pets that can travel as checked baggage per passenger as long as limitations in the cargo hold will allow. Pets must be at least 12 weeks to fly either checked baggage or cargo.

Rodents such as mice, rats, marmots, and rabbits are not allowed as excess baggage; they must travel as manifest cargo.

Reservations should be made between 3 and 7 days ahead of departure time. Veterinary cetificates are required. All documentation from your destination country must be presented at the time of check-in.

The following animals can be transported as checked baggage or manifest cargo: dogs or cats, livestock, tropical fish, small mammals, and birds.

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a pet crate that is IATA compliant. Learn more about IATA compliant pet crates.  We also suggest that you consider crate hardware for your pet's crate as more airlines are requiring it. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your dog or cat to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. Download Preparing Your Pet and Its Crate for Travel.

Qatar Airways Pet Policy

Breed Restrictions: Qatar Airways will not transport the following breeds of cats: Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian, Shirazi.

Dogs: Affenpinscher, Any Pug, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bichon Frise, Bull dog, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bull Mastiff (English Mastiff), Cane Corso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Dogo Argentino, Dogue De Bordeaux (French Mastiff), English Mastiff, English Bulldog, English Toy Terrier, Neapolitan Mastiff, Maltese, Newfoundland, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Presa Canario, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Valley Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier.

Temperature Restrictions: During the months of May through October, it is suggested that your pet be transported as manifest cargo as opposed to checked baggage.

Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by Qatar Airways when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.

If you are traveling to another country, Qatar Airways will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a Veterinary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an Import Permit. Find pet passport forms and instructions in the Pet Travel Store.

When runway temperatures are above 84F (29C) degrees at the departure airport, Qatar Airways may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure, Qatar Airways may require what is called an Acclimation Certificate. Learn more about the pet travel airline temperature restrictions.

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Hi, I wont to ask if Qatar aiirways will accept my two small ( not enough small to be in the cabin) to fly in begging of September as a chek in baggage from Kuwait to US.
Posted on 2013-07-06 12:53:23.0
Qatar Airlines has breed restrictions but no heat restrictions published. They should permit transport.
Posted on 2013-07-19 15:22:30.0
Does Qatar Airways allow saluki's?
Posted on 2013-09-21 09:43:01.0
is Qatar airline still allow pet in cabin?
Posted on 2013-10-01 16:48:17.0
Qatar Airlines does not permit pets to fly in the cabin.
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:52:48.0
Salukis are not on the list of restricted breeds for Qatar. They should transport them on approved routes as checked baggage or manifest cargo.
Posted on 2014-01-02 04:09:01.0
is ther any charges are applicable for pets to be traveled as checked baggage?
Posted on 2014-01-24 17:19:00.0
Yes, pets are charged as excess baggage. Contact Qatar for the cost.
Posted on 2014-01-25 19:35:04.0
Hi, how many dog are allowed to travel from doha to philippines ?
Posted on 2014-02-01 11:04:10.0
Mafe - this will depend on your airline's pet policy and how they are traveling. There is usually a limit as to the number of pets that can travel with you as checked baggage. For manifest cargo, it usually depends on the configuration of the aircraft and the other cargo they carry. The Philippines does not publish limits as to the number of animals that can enter at one time, but you will need an Import Permit which may divulge this information.
Posted on 2014-02-02 20:22:34.0
Is Qatar Airways transport Dog to Kochi International Airport (India)
Posted on 2014-02-11 13:20:02.0
Qatar Airways lists Kochi as a destination. If you are not traveling with your dog, contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-02-13 11:59:49.0
Hello Amir - you should contact Qatar Airways between 3 days and one week to reserve space for your pet.
Posted on 2014-03-23 13:57:19.0
Hi, I will be travelling on Qatar Airways from Kuala Lumpur to Dammam with my two cats. My cats have pet passports. What other document/s required to enter Saudi Arabia?
Posted on 2014-04-29 02:47:03.0
hi. can i know the rates per kilo for cats to travel from Cairo to Malaysia?
Posted on 2014-05-06 21:58:14.0
Iman - we are not the airines. You will need to contact the airlines for this information. Sorry about that...
Posted on 2014-05-09 02:42:03.0
Farhain - your pet will need a microchip, import permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a vet certificate. Here are the details and links to instructions and forms required:
Posted on 2014-05-09 02:44:25.0
I have a pug and am travelling from India to Dar e salaam. Can you tellme any airlines who can will allow my pug in cabin baggae
Posted on 2014-06-03 06:42:09.0
Hi Prateechee - try Turkish Airlines or KLM. They both fly the route with only one stop.
Posted on 2014-06-07 02:50:16.0

What about heavier dogs, kennel + dog 120 LBS
Posted on 2014-06-09 02:45:50.0
Why not allow shih Tzu breed in qatar airways
Posted on 2014-07-01 06:44:07.0
How much will cost for the pomerian dog for ticket
Posted on 2014-07-05 19:30:52.0
From Bangalore to Shiraz I want to know ticket price for my dog
Posted on 2014-07-05 19:32:47.0
Contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:25:20.0
Greta - Shih Tzu is a snub-nosed breed and they can have breathing problems at high altitudes.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:25:55.0
You will need to contact Qatar Airways directly for the cost to transport your Pom. Depends on size, weight and type of service.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:26:29.0
The cost will will depend on the size and weight of your dog and whether going as cargo or checked baggage. You should contact the airline directly for this information.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:28:52.0
Hi again.. Am planning to bring my shih Tzu in qatar.what documents need my pet. How much it will cost for all the requirements.please help me ..thank you
Posted on 2014-07-06 16:44:41.0
Can I have the contact number
Posted on 2014-07-10 13:59:28.0
You must get an Import Permit, microchip and vaccinate your pet for rabies, and get a veterinary certificate to take your pet to Qatar. You can find details and links to instructions and forms required here if you need them: You will need to contact an airline which serves your route for the cost of transport. What cities are you traveling from and to?
Posted on 2014-07-15 04:58:46.0
Narges - it depends on where you are. Enter your info here:
Posted on 2014-07-15 05:00:25.0
I plan to travel with my pure breed male siberian husky weighing 53 pounds and the kennel weight of 12 pounds from washington dc iad to islamabad pakistan. Any ideas on the costs assosiated and things to remember for this travel
Posted on 2014-07-24 02:52:44.0
I was just told that the price for the pet is 50USD per kg (kenner & pet). For my cat it would be an extra 450USD to my alread very expensive ticket... it seams really high. Is it normal ?
Posted on 2014-07-24 03:38:23.0
Zee - you will need to contact Qatar for the costs. As long as you have conformed to Qatar's regulations, you should be fine. Your veterinary/health certificates should be endorsed by your State USDA office. Requirements here:
Posted on 2014-07-25 03:31:38.0
Camille - don't know where you are traveling from and to, and how your cats are traveling. Don't see this type of pricing often. Does another airline serve the route without changing airlines?
Posted on 2014-07-25 03:34:09.0
is the price for pomerian 10000 and 300 for per kilo???? i think its too much from bangalore to shiraz
Posted on 2014-07-30 12:47:43.0
We are not Qatar Airways and do not set the fees. It may depend on the class of service (manifest cargo vs accompanied checked baggage)
Posted on 2014-08-01 02:35:50.0
iam planning to buy bearded dragon..and ask for a permit but the petshop told me that theres no permit needed.can you help me step by step process from here to manila papers/permit needed. and does qairlines accept this kind of exotics in their plane?
Posted on 2014-08-09 18:27:50.0
Dennis - you will need an import clearance from the National Veterinary Quarantine Service ( to take your bearded dragon to the Philippines. (make sure that its species is not on the CITIES list as there are extra forms required) Your pet will be subject to home quarantine. Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-08-13 02:18:02.0
Qatar Airways should carry your pet in the cargo hold in an appropriate carrier. If reservations agent cannot help, contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-08-13 02:19:28.0
this helped me a lot thanks guy.
Posted on 2014-08-23 10:58:04.0
how about here? does he need a permit to admit his pet in qatar airline.
Posted on 2014-08-23 11:47:22.0
I buy a american bulldog female from hungry i want to send her to india on 22 september is it possible by your airlines .female is 2 years old and i want to send her as excess baggage
Posted on 2014-08-29 11:01:42.0
Jatin Yadav I buy a american bulldog female from hungry i want to send her to india on 22 september is it possible by QATAR airlines .female is 2 years old and i want to send her as excess baggage with passanger
Posted on 2014-08-29 12:29:17.0
Jatin - Qatar Airways does not carry bulldog breeds. You will need to find another airline that flies the route.
Posted on 2014-09-02 04:15:55.0
Hi PetTravel I would like to fly my cat from Cambodia to Edinburgh. The shipping company tell me that Qatar will charge me a minimum of 46kgs at $53 per kg but her volume weight is only 9kgs. Is the minimum fee right? Thank you
Posted on 2014-09-03 10:12:59.0
Jude - as we cannot keep up with airline costs, you may want to contact Qatar Cargo directly with your inquiry. 974 4423 5077.
Posted on 2014-09-13 16:37:28.0
April Tan Bacani The airline will want to see the import permit.
Posted on 2014-09-13 16:38:21.0

Hi, could you advise me if I can fly my cat from Kuwait via Doha onward to Goa. If yes do let me know if I need to fulfill any formality at Goa airport upon arrival there. I have all documents to exit from Kuwait such as Import Export permit as well as health cetificate.
Posted on 2014-09-16 08:59:40.0
Hi, For the pet policy. I have completed Health Certificate, Export Stamp , BKK Quarantine import stamp and the other documents .. Do my cat still needs a pet passport ? What is it? My trip is YUL- DOH-BKK. Looking forward to hearing from you asap. Thank you very much.
Posted on 2014-09-18 16:52:12.0
Hello Glua, If you have all the documents necessary for import then a pet passport is not needed.
Posted on 2014-09-18 19:28:18.0
Hello Maria, You will want to confirm with Qatar Airways or the airline you are flying with to make sure they accept pets on your particular route. If you are changing airlines in Doha then you will need to meet their animal import requirements. As for Goa, India can be a bit tricky to enter. Besides a veterinary health certificate they require an import permit, also known as a No Objection Certificate. It is recommended you hire an pet import agent in India to help procure this form for you. You can find pet transporters based in India by searching here:
Posted on 2014-09-18 19:36:02.0
Hello, I have a 5 pound Chinese Crested dog that is a certified emotional support dog. I commute to and from Saudi Arabia monthly via Doha. I would like to know what is the procedure to allow certification to travel with my pet in the cabin with me? The cite says you may travel with a service dog but does not give details how to do this. Thanks
Posted on 2014-10-03 19:35:02.0
Hello, I am traveling from Bangkok to Seattle via Qatar airways. We are moving back with our 8 kg Pomeranian miniature poodle . Our flight with Qatar is 35 hours total. Bangkok to Doha, Doha to Jfk New York, New York to Seattle. I have rabies vaccination done. I have a quote from a pet transport agent for $1,250 (usd) to transport him. I understand I can take him myself with the airline as checked baggage (which is much cheaper, approx $200) I am worried about his well being on such a long flight. Should I take him myself or pay the agent? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
Posted on 2014-11-04 00:36:28.0
Hi,we want to travel 4 dogs to Philippines,how much does it cost for them per kilo?
Posted on 2014-11-22 11:32:05.0
Maria - the cost would depend on the size of the animals and the route they are traveling. You need to contact the cargo department of an airline that flies the entire route if they are traveling alone. If you are traveling with them, contact reservations.
Posted on 2014-11-29 15:15:49.0
Aaron - this is a hard question to answer. Generally, agents book passage for unaccompanied animals traveling as manifest cargo. When pets travel this way, the airlines assume more responsibility for their care during layovers and they are tracked. However, pets traveling as accompanied checked baggage have a better chance of traveling with their owners because the airlines will make every attempt to keep them together. So there are plusses and minuses for each type of travel. You should inquire as to which way the agent has estimated your pet's passage. If it is accompanied checked baggage, you can do that yourself. Your layovers should be no more than 2 hours in each layover city.
Posted on 2014-11-29 15:24:55.0
Hello, I am bringing my labrador from Maputo to Barcelona. I have all documentaion. Can you please inform me of the fares? Thanks you!
Posted on 2014-12-15 13:03:11.0
My vet in Doha has quoted me some astronomical fee for transporting my dog, Maltese as manifest cargo, in the region of 2800 QR, approx £500 and another 3300 Qr which is approx£600 for clearance and customs at Heathrow. Is that right?
Posted on 2014-12-22 14:40:55.0
Daniel - you need to contact Qatar Airways directly for the cost. It depends on the weight of your pet and the class of service used.
Posted on 2014-12-27 20:04:04.0
Anita - it is expensive to transport a pet to the UK. One reason for this is because, if it is entering the UK by air, it must do so as manifest cargo which is more expensive than accompanied checked baggage. The other reason is because a licensed agent must take your pet from the plane to the Animal Reception Center to be cleared. Then there are clearance and paperwork fees at ARC as well.
Posted on 2014-12-27 20:07:52.0
Hello, Im wondering about the temperature policy. I intend to fly my pet from Doha in mid-July, when the temperatures are slightly above 29C at night. I wouldnt like him to be refused onboard, obviously. Is there any guarantee that he will be able to fly (as checked baggage or manifest cargo)? What if I shave him?
Posted on 2015-01-01 20:18:05.0
Yo - the general rule is above 85 degrees F (29.5C) the airlines can refuse to fly pets in the cargo hold. If your pet is snub-nosed, then the temperature should not be above 75 degrees F. This is for the safety of your pet. Don't believe that shaving your pet will make a difference to the airline but you can ask.
Posted on 2015-01-05 04:11:11.0

Hey, can my rabbit fly in the cabin with me from USA to Iraq on Qatar airlines as emotional support animal and if not can I take him as checked baggage ?
Posted on 2015-01-07 05:30:10.0
Posted on 2015-01-26 22:43:25.0
hello , i have an 1 year old English cockier spaniel , i need to take him to India from Tbilisi Georgia ,during July. which is more cost efficient and safe way to take him ?excess baggage or cargo? will someone take care of him during transit? if its via manifested cargo will he be alright and how long will it take ?
Posted on 2015-01-28 16:53:22.0
we would like to take our Jack Russel to London on a holiday for a period of 10 days in May . We currently reside in Bangalore. Our puppy is 2 years old and weighs in at 10Kgs. Please let us know how much it would cost. Thanks,
Posted on 2015-01-30 14:06:32.0
Hello Jai, You'll want to contact Qatar Airways directly for pricing.
Posted on 2015-01-30 20:56:25.0
Hello Arya, Excess baggage and cargo are the same thing, either way your pet would ship in the cargo hold. The only difference would be if someone is traveling along with the pet. As for as the cost, you'll want to contact the airline to price out accompanied versus unaccompanied transport options. Length of flight with Qatar from Mumbai to Tbilisi is 16+ hours. No one is allowed in the cargo hold during the flight, but the temperature and pressurization levels are monitored by the flight crew throughout the flight.
Posted on 2015-01-30 21:04:15.0
Hi I would like to take 7 cats back to France but I have heard that the maximum is 5 or they are regarded as commercial cargo. Does the UK have a similar 5 cats maximum policy? If so, is commercial cargo more complicated and expensive? Thanks
Posted on 2015-02-01 14:17:10.0
Plan B involves 2 people taking 3 or 4 cats each from Doha to France with Qatar Airways as excess baggage. It says above that there is no limit to pets as excess baggage as long as there is room in the hold. But two pet relocators have told me that most airlines - including Qatar Airways despite what it says above and on the QA website! - only allow 2 for each passenger. Which is correct? Thanks
Posted on 2015-02-02 07:17:10.0
Hi Donna - the UK is a member of the EU, so the regulations would be similar with regarding more than 5 pets. Your cats will need to conform to all the requirements here including the titer test if you are entering the UK from Qatar: You will need to use the Annex I form. You will also need an additional health certificate issued by a licensed vet within 48 hours of travel. Additionally, you will need to be traveling from a premises that is registered in your country, you must use an authorized transporter and your cats' movement must be registered on the TRACES system. Also, you will need to enter the UK via an approved Border Inspection Post (Heathrow, Gatwick or Edinburgh) with at least 24 hours notice given in advance. So, you can see that commercial transport is a bit more complicated than non-commercial. It is also more taxing as import tax may be applied.
Posted on 2015-02-03 03:23:33.0
Donna - you will need to confirm with Qatar Airways as to the number of pets per passenger if there is a discrepancy in their website information.
Posted on 2015-02-03 03:27:38.0
thanks so much for your detailed response. won't be taking them to uk then. do you think plan b (below) is viable? thanks
Posted on 2015-02-03 03:30:26.0
thanks, have tried but the responses in Qatar differ depending on which person you speak too! will try again, lol. thanks for your help
Posted on 2015-02-03 03:39:13.0
It happens a lot. Keep trying and get an email if you can so you have it in writing.
Posted on 2015-02-04 04:59:39.0
Donna Roskell Donna - you can take 5 of them, then return for the other two and travel under the Pet Travel Scheme. You will still need microchips, vaccinations and titer tests. What is plan b?
Posted on 2015-02-05 04:00:24.0
Donna Roskell I just found plan B. The only hook in that plan is that the other traveler must be your legal representative. (have Power of Attorney) to act on your behalf because you will not be present. Not sure about flying on the same flight and how authorities would handle that.
Posted on 2015-02-05 04:46:58.0
Goodness, this is so complicated. Just taking 6 cats to the vet today for the vaccines took 6+ hours! I think I may have to take 1 over to France (that's where I will be living), have someone look after it and then return with the other 5. The 7th one I will send manifest cargo to UK (that's where he will be living). Will cost a fortune....but they are worth it! But that will only work if QA takes 5 as per their website! Will ring them later. Thanks so much for your help.
Posted on 2015-02-05 10:59:42.0
Hi, Could i have some help please, i want to ship my dog from Lebanon to Qatar, so what are the required paper, and which way is much cheaper, taking him as extra baggage or by cargo?
Posted on 2015-02-09 20:20:20.0
Mohd - it would be less expensive to travel with your pet as accompanied checked baggage than without you as manifest cargo. You can find requirements for taking your dog to Qatar here: You will need an import permit, proof of rabies vaccination, health certificate and your dog will need a microchip.
Posted on 2015-02-11 04:35:49.0
Hello, I have a Newfoundland (!!) and I want to take him from Amsterdam to Jakarta with Qatar. Can I check him in as overweight bagage? That would be much cheaper than as airfreight!
Posted on 2015-02-18 18:41:43.0
I'm travelling from Singapore to Texas a total of 27hrs travel time including a stop over in Doha for 3hrs. I have attached a water bottle bottle to the kennel but my dog doesn't seem to drink from it. Will my dog be dehydrated or in any serious condition of he doesn't drink any water?
Posted on 2015-02-21 21:32:22.0
Licia - you need to train your dog to drink from the bottle. Put a bit of peanut butter on the end of it and offer it to your dog. Once the peanut butter is gone, your pet will realize that water is there. A bit of practice will be the trick. Also, you will need to have a water bowl attached to the crate which attendants should fill during the layover.
Posted on 2015-02-25 04:07:12.0
The two hour layover is perfect for transferring your dog to the next plane. There should not be an opportunity to open the crate during the layover. Be sure and ask for confirmation that your dog has been loaded on the second leg prior to you loading.
Posted on 2015-02-25 04:09:44.0
If your Newfoundland is a normal size for its breed, it will need to travel as manifest cargo. This is because it will be too heavy for airline personnel to at the check in counter. Check with Qatar Airways Cargo for details.
Posted on 2015-02-25 04:11:04.0
wsap01 The airlines will not allow you to leave a leash on your pet. You can put it in a plastic bag and tape it to the crate if you like. Be sure and bring a spare in case something happens to it.
Posted on 2015-02-27 01:55:31.0
We have two small dogs, and may be moving to Doha in May . What is the cheapest way to transport them.they have all their vaccinations and Re chipped
Posted on 2015-03-10 21:35:15.0
Sue - it is difficult to answer your question not knowing where you are traveling from. Generally, accompanied checked baggage is the least expensive class of service that Qatar offers. You will need to accompany your pet for it to fly under this class of service..
Posted on 2015-03-16 02:44:32.0
The sherazii cat is alowed in qatar air
Posted on 2015-04-28 00:39:25.0

Is there a weight restriction for dogs in cargo
Posted on 2015-04-30 09:32:46.0
Manizeh - you can find requirements for importing a dog to Pakistan here: You will need to contact Qatar to let them know that you are traveling with a pet and they will quote the cost for you.
Posted on 2015-05-07 04:45:04.0
Robert - it depends not so much on the weight but the dimensions of the crate that your dog is traveling in. The restrictions are based on the size of aircraft that serves your route.
Posted on 2015-05-07 04:47:15.0
Does Qatar impose heat embargo for pets traveling? We will be flying in July from Japan through Doha to Spain on Qatar and want to make sure we will have no problems with our dog flying. He is a miniature dachshund and is 6 years old.
Posted on 2015-05-07 06:08:16.0
Sara - most all the airlines impose temperature restrictions when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees F. This is for the protection of your pet. You should contact Qatar to discuss.
Posted on 2015-05-11 02:38:30.0
Norida - the requirements to transport your cat to Qatar are here: You will need to contact an airline that flies the entire route and contact their cargo department if you are not traveling with your cat. Keep layovers to less than 2 hours.
Posted on 2015-05-21 04:13:42.0

Hi, I have a 10kg mini-Dashaund and need to return Aubs from Italy to South Africa. I understand I need a health certificate within 10days of travel, a passport certifying his vaccinations and lack of communical diseases and a permit for import filed 6-8 weeks ahead of time (can this be expedited since I need to leave asap?) Anything else? He actually came from South Africa only a few years ago, is all this still required? I don't recall hiring anyone to bring him to Italy but IATA is saying I need an 'forwarding agent' to do my paperwork (which means more wasted time & money to me)? Is this really required when checking as excess baggage? or do I need a AWB (transport document), Custom Authorization (not sure what this is)? and where do I find 'LIVE ANIMAL' stickers? I've been to BDS & BAR for info and get nowhere for a knowledgable cargo rep. I've called, emailed and again, can't get a straight answer but I don't see how its possible to book my flight without knowing my pet can come to, yet I need my flight info to get the permit request submitted? Please help
Posted on 2015-05-26 20:42:10.0
Donna - live animals must arrive in RSA as air cargo, not excess baggage. The agent requirement is to avoid problems when entering the country. If you want to expedite the import permit, someone in RSA will need to assist.
Posted on 2015-06-02 03:27:31.0

Norida Ahmad Contact Qatar Airways' cargo department to transport your cat.
Posted on 2015-06-09 01:49:32.0

wsap01 wsap01 How did it go did your pet arrive safely / were the conditions good? Im taking my 13 year old dog from sri lanka to spain in august… and I'm stressing.. Thanks
Posted on 2015-06-22 19:11:56.0

Hello Daniel, como le fue a tu perro? Im moving my 13 year old lab to spain in august Would you mind telling me how it went at the customs at the airport please? Gracias Any information will be useful :)
Posted on 2015-06-22 19:19:00.0

I am flying form berlin to Bahrian via Doha with kitten 16 weeks old himalayan could I take it in board too small to be in cargo section
Posted on 2015-06-22 20:48:23.0

hello! 1) what does "checked baggage" means?my dog is around 10kilos,can i have it in the cabin with me??? 2)i need informations about the crate.where do i buy the crate?how can i be sure that its the right size?i need to buy also a food and water container?and what is this hardware crate? 3)i read that if the temperature of the runway is above 29 celcius or below 7,there is a problem??? 4)i need to know all the paper work i must have with me when i travel. Actually i need all the information i can use. I am flying in October from vietnam(Saigon) to Greece(Athens). I would really appreciate if you replied to me soon. Thanks.
Posted on 2015-06-23 08:17:25.0

I need advice to transport my cat from London to Malaysia in the same flight with me this 10th of july. She is 10 months old,neutered, spayed and microchipped. Can i know the procedures and price quote to transport her back to Malaysia?
Posted on 2015-07-06 16:18:59.0

I am travelling to qatar from india after two months . I will be having puppy with me ,what all things I should do to take my pup
Posted on 2015-07-13 01:16:34.0

I'll need some help, I will be traveling on the 22nd of July from Malaysia to Jordan via qatar airways, but I had just found out that shih tzu is a restricted breed. Does that mean I can't even send it as cargo? Qhat are my options?
Posted on 2015-07-14 05:22:12.0

Alwyn - your puppy must be at least 4 months of age to enter Qatar to conform to their regulations. An import permit is needed. You can find requirements here:
Posted on 2015-07-23 03:59:08.0

Omar - it is very difficult to find an airline that will transport a snub-nosed pet like a Shih Tzu during the summertime. The increased temperatures are a great risk to your pet.
Posted on 2015-07-23 04:00:45.0

Heyy i want to ship a long muzzle pupp. How much can it cost??
Posted on 2015-07-24 17:48:54.0

I have live birds shipment from Kenya to Sri Lanka and the supplier said that Qatar AIrways is not accepting bird during the month of July. If so when can we ship live birds from Kenya
Posted on 2015-07-26 04:27:43.0